Clarke, Father Kevin 1980-07-13

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Father Kevin Clarke, a Roman Catholic priest, discusses his parish in Pep, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Father Kevin Clarke

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Date: July 13, 1980


Interviewer: Betty Cox

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Father Clarke, Family background, From Ireland (north), Came to Lubbock area (1954), Church in Pep, Size of congregation, Causes in decline of membership, Marriages in the community, Interrelation through marriage, Germans increasingly assimilated, Reasons for assimilation, Young lose touch with tradition, Father Keller, Tarred and Feathered (1922), How affected community, Community well thought of, People industrious, Klan activities, He never knew of any in the community, Incident at Olphen, Catholic priest beaten, Catholic church, Little can do to prevent such incidents, Knights of Columbus, Described, Catholic church programs for youth, Groups for young people, Meetings, Activities, Knights of Columbus (again), Grand Knight Lonnie Maramour, Special services offered to community by church, Ordinary activities, Celebrations of anniversaries, German meals, German sausage, Homemade bread, Canning, Christmas, Christmas programs of Church, Changes in young people, Philosophy of religion, Catholic church still center of community, Early settlers remembrances, Affect of World War II, Broke up choir and band of area, Priests, Numbers have had in past, Reasons for numbers, Priests moving between parishes, Early priests of Franciscan Order, Local churches took over, Father Clarke's personal background, South America, Ordained in Ireland, Altars, Builders of the old altar, Anecdote of accidental shooting, Lot of older men died of heart attack

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1922-1980

Bulk Dates: 1954-1980

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